Trame: A Contemporary Italian Reader

Trame: A Contemporary Italian Reader

by Cristina Abbona-Sneider
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300124953

ISBN-13: 9780300124958

Pub. Date: 03/17/2009

Publisher: Yale University Press

Trame: A Contemporary Italian Reader brings together short stories, poems, interviews, excerpts from movie scripts and novels, and other works by 33 renowned authors. The readings cover familiar themes—youth, family, immigration, politics, women’s voices, identity—from the fresh perspective of a new generation of Italian

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Trame: A Contemporary Italian Reader brings together short stories, poems, interviews, excerpts from movie scripts and novels, and other works by 33 renowned authors. The readings cover familiar themes—youth, family, immigration, politics, women’s voices, identity—from the fresh perspective of a new generation of Italian writers. By presenting a rich array of materials and many points of view, Trame highlights the cultural complexity of contemporary Italy.

Each text is accompanied by a diverse selection of activities and exercises that help students read authentic texts and build their language skills.  These include:

·      pre-reading activities that introduce important themes;

·      vocabulary lists with definitions in Italian;

·      writing exercises;

·      post-reading activities in discussion and analysis.

With its range of readings and exercises, Trame is designed to be easily adaptable to instructors’ different needs and class levels. It is ideally suited to high-intermediate and advanced Italian language and culture courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300124958
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................vii
Introduction....................ix
CHAPTER 1. Niccolò Ammaniti, Io non ho paura....................1
CHAPTER 2. Silvia Ballestra, Le seguo da lontano....................10
CHAPTER 3. Alessandro Baricco, Next....................15
CHAPTER 4. Stefano Benni, Il bar di una stazione qualunque....................22
CHAPTER 5. Pino Cacucci, Palle di carta....................32
CHAPTER 6. Andrea Camilleri, La scomparsa della vedova inconsolabile....................40
CHAPTER 7. Gianrico Carofiglio, Testimone inconsapevole....................49
CHAPTER 8. Patrizia Cavalli, Aria pubblica....................57
CHAPTER 9. Carmen Consoli, In viaggio verso Atlantide....................64
CHAPTER 10. Paolo Crepet, I figli non crescono più....................72
CHAPTER 11. Andrea De Carlo, Giro di vento....................80
CHAPTER 12. Erri De Luca, Naufragi e Valore....................87
CHAPTER 13. Umberto Eco, Il crocifisso, gli usi e i costumi....................93
CHAPTER 14. Marco Tullio Giordana, La meglio gioventù....................102
CHAPTER 15. Francesco Guccini, Sì, viaggiare....................112
CHAPTER 16. Pap Khouma, Sposatemi, sono una principessa....................119
CHAPTER 17. Elena Loewenthal, Lo strappo nell'anima....................127
CHAPTER 18. Carlo Lucarelli, C'è un insetto sul vetro....................133
CHAPTER 19. Melania G. Mazzucco, Vita....................139
CHAPTER 20. Massimiliano Melilli, Noi visti da....................146
CHAPTER 21. Alda Merini, O carme, gentile indovino e Manuelacara....................154
CHAPTER 22. Aldo Nove, Storia di Roberta e Storia di Luigi....................161
CHAPTER 23. Francesco Piccolo, Seconda solo a Versailles....................169
CHAPTER 24. Roberto Piumini, La nuova Commedia di Dante....................178
CHAPTER 25. Emilio Rentocchini, La vie en rose e Come l'ha détt quelchdùn, studiand Chopin....................185
CHAPTER 26. Roberto Saviano, Gomorra....................192
CHAPTER 27. Beppe Severgnini, Lo stadio, appunti di gastroenterologia sociale....................200
CHAPTER 28. Susanna Tamaro, Ascolta la mia voce....................208
CHAPTER 29. Patrizia Valduga, Per amore di Dio, amore caro e Dove sono le pere moscatelle?....................215
CHAPTER 30. Sebastiano Vassalli, Il signor B....................221
CHAPTER 31. Simona Vinci, In viaggio con le scarpe rosse....................229
CHAPTER 32. Paolo Virzì, Caterina va in città....................239
CHAPTER 33. Laila Wadia, Amiche per la pelle....................248
Glossario minimo metrico e formale....................257
Text Credits....................259

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